For several years now, we have been experiencing a wave of revelations about products, both food and personal care, that surprisingly contain ingredients that have been shown to be harmful to health. Without going too far, the rise and marked success of organic personal care products has been sustained by highlighting the harmful effects of commercial brands. As a result, well-known personal care brands have had to reinvest in and return to more natural ingredients and formulas, Choose your sulphate free shampoo at Perfumes Club!
Sulphates have been present in a great many personal care and cleaning products since the 1930s, such as dishwashers, laundry soaps, bleach and yes, even shampoos. If we define them chemically, they consist of one atom of sulphur and 4 atoms of oxygen. But to simplify it even more, we are talking about the combination of salts and fatty acids.
In the context of hair, we know that all the dirt and grease particles that adhere to the fibres cannot be washed out with water alone, as hair is naturally hydrophobic, i.e. it absorbs grease, but repels water, so a special formulation of surfactants is needed to remove excess sebum and dirt from the hair.
So why are sulphates bad? This chemical ingredient is responsible for the foaming of many cleaning products, but also from eye irritation, dry scalp, and hair dye thinning faster. The reason laboratories use and over-exploit this ingredient is because of its low cost and easy production, but consumer preferences are changing, and therefore brands are also changing their procedures.
Now that we know a little more about how sulphates work and we are clear about the nature of our hair, here comes an important question: is there any moisturising shampoo that is sulphate-free? The answer is yes, there are plenty of shampoos that include among their components contain hydrating agents, ideal for recovering your hair.
In addition to gently cleansing, they remove any residue and prevent colour creep, thanks to their delicate formulas that keep hair and scalp moisturised and balanced.
They help seal the hair cuticle to improve its strength and keep it free of roughness, breakage or weakening. They also promote colour intensity and durability. The result is hair that is soft, shiny, resilient and colourfast for longer.
Sulphate-free shampoos are the best when it comes to caring for and maintaining the colour of hair dyes, as they do not contain harsh chemicals, gently cleanses the hair, without an abrasive action that completely dilutes the colour of the hair dye.
Being more delicate, the colour will remain as intense as the first day, or until the next visit to the salon. It seals the colour pigments within the hair structure making the heat more natural and long-lasting, providing protection against external aggressions such as water or blow-drying.
If your inclination leads you to more eco-friendly and biodegradable products, we have several solid shampoo options for cleansing and hair care on our website. These are tender, rich shampoo bars that soften and restore hair completely, nourish every strand and at the same time keep hair irresistibly soft, smooth and shiny. Their delicious fragrances are often very refreshing and stay with you throughout the day.
They have been made from a delicate blend of natural ingredients, such as essential oils, minerals, plant extracts, among others. You will achieve a deep cleaning and effectively remove the accumulation of residues from previously applied products.
The new trend of leaning towards the more natural,reflects that many of our users have opted to choose sulphate-free and chemical-free shampoos. Our customers' favourites are:
For women who wish to keep the colour of their hair as a paint finish, the brand Kerastase offers one of its best sulphate-free formulas. It is Reflection Bain Chromatique Sans Sulfate. It takes care of enhancing colour and caring for it, while restoring to the hair fibre all the strength and vitality lost due to the chemical aggressions of colouring products, thus providing extra luminosity.
This shampoo also protects the hair from damaging effects, such as the use of straighteners or curling irons and UV rays, and thus creates a mirror shine effect for 40 days. The result is strengthened hair with movement, intact and enhanced colour with a silky feel. And best of all: sulphate-free!
Vichy offers excellent options for shampoos without sulphates in their formula to care for your hair. In case you are suffering from a dandruff outbreak and need to switch to a sulphate free formulation, the French brand Vichy has a fantastic line of sulphate-free anti-dandruff products. The name of their shampoo is Dercos Technique.
This shampoo treats dandruff problems, including the most problematic dandruff, from the first application. It cleanses deeply, while remaining gentle, soothing sensitive or oily scalp problems. Your hair will be transformed to take on a new vitality and shine.
After six weeks of continuous application, you will see how the problem disappears, leaving your hair healthy and silky, with no visible traces of dandruff.
If you're in search of a super-moisturising all-in-one shampoo, Revlon has one of its best hair products, whose name makes it one of the revelations in hair technology.: Uniq One All in One Hair & Scalp Conditioning Shampoo.
This daily use shampoo is intended for the care of all hair types, with moisturising and protective properties. It provides multiple real benefits to the hair, scientifically proven as a gentle and deep cleansing, high hydration and protection against external factors, increased softness and visible shine of the hair, lightens the hair without weighing it down and controls frizz.
It also facilitates brushing and the use of straighteners and curling irons, provides strength and prevents breakage of the fibres, prevents split ends. Discover this new sulphate-free shampoo from Revlon!
The best sulphate-free shampoo according to Perfumes Club users is the Bond maintenance of Olaplex.
There are sulphate-free shampoos specially formulated for the little ones at home. At Perfumes Club we can recommend Equave kids by Revlon.
To differentiate sulphate-free shampoos from traditional shampoos, you should check the formulation ingredients on the label.